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OSU vs. Michigan: Half-by-half breakdown and player of the game

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Like Miami , much of this game comes down to whether Michigan State's perimeter defenders can stay with the explosive guard scoring of Kansas. A 28-6 run in the first half is what got Michigan State back into the game and eventually turned the 17-5 deficit into a 33-23 lead. Read More »

Seattle adds depth at LB by signing Michael Wilhoite

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Coach Pete Carroll has been adamant about adding youth to the linebacking corps, but Wilhoite brings a strong veteran presence and the ability to contribute immediately. During his time in Seattle, Coyle got some starts when players got hurt, but was primarily a special teams players. He appeared in all 16 games, but was listed as a starter in only six. Read More »

Gibson called up by England after Smalling injury

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Given the circumstances and with England looking to make a show of solidarity and strength on Sunday, Southgate was asked whether a London , rather than Wednesday night's captain Gary Cahill, should skipper the team. "I've always had qualities that a captain may have and I think I can do that job". "We can look back on that game and what we didn't do, and in games like the one on Sunday try to do what we didn't". Read More »

Eric Dier insists England won´t take Lithuania lightly

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He wants a camp where we express ourselves, play exciting football and grow as a team. "Whenever you're in an England squad now we will think of that Iceland defeat". Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier says he is convinced he has the skills require to one-day be England captain. It would be a real honour for me and it's something I'd like to work towards, but it's something the manger will decide and he will pick who's best. Read More »

Kansas uses big runs to oust Purdue

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The open stretch of hardwood in front of him allowed Vick to think things through in the middle of a 15-2 KU run. I don't know. He's incredible. It was at least tied for the most nervous I was all night. The Jayhawks' transition game is surgical. And when it comes to their backcourt and wings, they can tap into a potential that few teams remaining in the NCAA tournament can match. Read More »

Neither wants to zig as West Virginia meets Zags

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It showed through and through on Thursday night. We will never again have a coach of Huggs' quality at WVU who doesn't use Morgantown as a stepping stone. Then the Zags made two massive defensive stops, forcing three missed jumpers in the final minute. Mack drew up the ideal plays, gave the flawless instructions and Xavier closed better than anyone else on Thursday with a 12-2 run to close out one of the biggest wins in school history. Read More »

(Rugby) Former All Blacks could lose spots with French merger

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The vote came a day after Racing's billionaire owner Jacky Lorenzetti and Stade Francais counterpart Thomas Savare announced proposals to create a super club from the two Top 14 outfits. "This is a shock, it's not a particularly comfortable place for any of the players, but it's where we're at". He confirmed he had not spoken with the Stade president: "Who?" Racing's Henry Chavancy said: "I've been checking but no, it's no April Fool." "We've always been told we're the future of the ... Read More »

John Calipari and seniors preview Kentucky vs UCLA in Sweet 16

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And I think a lot of teams in the country did not realize how good they were, how good their personnel is, how well they play together, how fit - if you don't think they're physical, you're wrong. "One of the best guards in the country, hands down". It's a tough match-up. UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, the nation's leader in assists, practiced Thursday without tape on the thumb he jammed in the Pac-12 Tournament and classmate Ike Anigbogu is expected to play after missing the NCAA Tournament ... Read More »

Gameday: Raptors @ Heat, Mar. 1

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The Raptors were called for three technical fouls, the Heat for two. The Raptors lost their last pair of games on this road trip, and understanding why isn't hard. "It's good for us, because. we can't go in games and think we have a night off". With George struggling in the fourth quarter, in got clutch plays late from Jeff Teague and Myles Turner. Read More »

Hazard wanted at Real Madrid

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And club president Florentino Perez will even offer Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez to Chelsea as sweeteners in any deal. The Spanish forward was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer and has been frustrated with the lack of game time, especially with Benzema struggling. Read More »

Warriors' Matt Barnes on ex-team Kings: 'They're the enemy now'

Kings: SG Malachi Richardson (torn hamstring) status unknown at this time, F Rudy Gay (torn left Achilles) out for season. But his opinion of the franchise soured after he was released by Sacramento last month during the blockbuster trade that jettisoned DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans. Read More »

People didn't take kindly to Gareth Bale's football attire

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Wales head into the game - which marks the midway point in Group D qualifying - sitting four points behind Ireland in the standings. "It's the same for the Republic of Ireland - 50,000 people in the Aviva Stadium, they're top, everyone is billing it as a must-win game for us but the game will come and go". Read More »

JD Martinez Out With Foot Injury

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The injury will likely result in Martinez opening the season on the 10-day disabled list. The 29-year-old outfielder missed nearly two months last season when he injured his elbow while running into the outfield wall. "He has a mid-foot sprain of the Lisfranc ligament". "It's not surgical, it just has to heal", Ausmus said. Miguel Cabrera is now dealing with some tightness in his lower back, but does not appear to be in jeopardy of missing any playing time during the regular season. Read More »

Divock Origi determined to make it at Liverpool

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His opportunities have been limited due to Klopp's preferred system that has seen Roberto Firmino lead the line as the central figure in-between Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane. Everton are six points behind Liverpool in sixth place and could put themselves firmly in the mix for a top four spot if they secure their first win at Anfield since 2000. Read More »

Lukas Podolski: 'Arsene Wenger irreplaceable at Arsenal'

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Wenger's 21-year tenure could be drawing to a close amid fierce criticism from fans after six defeats in all competitions since the end of January saw the Gunners humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League and slump to sixth in the Premier League. Read More »

Ian Kinsler says kids should appreciate USA's style of play

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That was down 23 percent from the U.S.'s fifth game four years ago. Manager Jim Leyland , who retired after the 2013 season, returned to the dugout to lead the winning team. If they were to win, perception of the tournament, by fans and players, might alter. They came out today to play. They outpitched us. They outscored us. Read More »

Lopetegui Happy With Costa's Form For Chelsea

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Del Bosque stepped down following Spain's 2-0 round-of-16 loss to Italy in France, with Lopetegui taking over the reins of La Roja . "He's calm and happy", Lopetegui told Radio Marca. Players who are making big steps, but to follow their path, not someone else's. Israel is third with nine points. "When I watched those games on TV I would have liked to have been there, but it wasn't to be, now I am trying to try and get to Russian Federation", he said in an interview with Diario Marca. Read More »

British racer Lewis Hamilton happy with practice in Australia

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Rosberg's victory was his second in Melbourne , extending his winning streak of three races from the end of last season to four. "There will be moments where it is going to be hard, but I think that how the personalities are for the team it's going to be a good situation and one that is maybe a bit easier to handle than the past", said Wolff. Read More »

Kyle Busch selling 'Everything is great' shirts

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Kyle Busch has three wins at Fontana, including two in his last three starts there. Last week at Las Vegas it was Harvick who had vehicle trouble and got to enjoy wall-surfing; this week it was Kenseth. Elliott dominated the second stage but lost the lead after Matt Kenseth, like Logano, blew a right front tire and slammed into the wall on the 193rd lap of the 314-lap race. Read More »

India vs Australia 4th Test: Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Kohli included in squad

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Nevertheless, Iyer has been given his maiden India call-up for his exceptional performances in domestic cricket and if gets a chance to play, he has to make the opportunity count. The ongoing Test series between India and Australia has been a see-saw affair so far. Shami, who was out of action (due to a knee injury) since the third Test against England in Mohali, has been asked to join the team in Dharamsala right after the end of the third Test and the BCCI confirmed his addition to the team ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho pictured meeting agent amid Man United transfer talk

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He seems persistent on winning the race to sign the 28-year-old and Liverpool may find it hard to trump their Premier League rivals. Manchester United face nine fixtures within the space of just a month once the players return from global duty and there is little doubt Mourinho's squad will be stretched to the limit during their various Premier League and Europa League exploits. Read More »

Supreme Court directs BCCI to pay dues to HPCA

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The directive comes in the wake of the 4th and final Test between India and Australia to be played in Dharamshala from tomorrow (March 25). This ruling came after the HPCA and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) were in disagreement on whether funds should be released to the former for hosting the Test. Read More »

Cubs superfan Bill Murray is having a magical sports year

First, Murray's beloved Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year World Series drought and captured the Fall Classic in stunning fashion. Luke Murray has been with X since 2015 - and his famous dad was right in the crowd as the Muskesteers took down the Wildcats at the SAP Center in San Jose. Read More »